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Located in the historic Presidio of San Francisco, California, The Walt Disney Family Museum is a center for art, animation, and inspiration. Since October 1, 2009, our nonprofit museum has celebrated the remarkable life and legacy of Walt Disney, thanks in large part to Walt's daughter, Diane Disney Miller, who wanted to share her father's story with the world. Now, in recognition of the museum's tenth anniversary, this podcast will do its part to honor the man behind the magic.

Join us every Wednesday for stories and conversations about the remarkable life and legacy of Walt Disney as we reflect on The Walt Disney Family Museum's first decade as an institution. Subscribe on Apple PodcastSpotifyStitcher, Google Play, and TuneIn.

Sat, Nov 16 | 1pm

It was truly a jolly holiday when Mary Poppins flew, via umbrella, back onto the big screen in the whimsical sequel Mary Poppins Returns (2018), starring Emily Blunt reprising Julie Andrews’ breakthrough role. It was an even happier surprise to see traditionally-animated penguins dancing beside her,

September | Mon, Wed, Thu & Fri: 2pm

Narrated by actor and filmmaker John Krasinski, Disneynature’s Born in China offers an intimate look at China’s wildlife. Follow three distinct stories: a giant panda mother raising her newborn, a golden snub-nosed monkey adjusting to the new arrival of his baby sister, and a snow leopard on a

We are committed to making the museum more accessible to all of our visitors by providing resources that will enhance each person's visit. When borrowing our complimentary resources, you will be asked to leave a photo ID with staff for the duration of your rental as collateral. If you have any questions, please contact Jenna at 415.345.6824.

The Walt Disney Family Museum is pleased to announce its 2019 community access exhibition, A Powerful Force: Working to End Homelessness Through Art. Featuring original artwork created by young people experiencing homelessness, the exhibition’s title was inspired by Walt Disney himself: “There is

Sep 25, 2019–Jan 6, 2020

A Powerful Force: Working to End Homelessness Through Art features original artwork created by young people experiencing homelessness. The exhibition’s title was inspired by sentiments original expressed by Walt Disney himself: “There is great comfort and inspiration in this feeling of close human

Sun, Sep 15 | 10:30am–12:30pm

Walt’s passion for the natural world came to the forefront in the 1940s and 50s when he financed the production of the True-Life Adventures (1948–1960), a documentary series focusing on animals and their natural habitats. He wanted these films to entertain, educate, and encourage audiences to care

Sat, Oct 26 | 10am–2pm

On Saturday, October 26, we invite educators to take a tour of our special exhibition, Mickey Mouse: From Walt to the World, with group discussions centered around one-of-a-kind Mickey artworks and artifacts. See how the iconic character influenced artists and shaped American popular culture from

Sat, Sep 21 | 10:30am–1:30pm

In this workshop, learn about the natural world and its inhabitants as you practice drawing zoo animals from live reference. Study the proportion, movement, texture, and gesture-drawing techniques used to gain a sense of an animal’s anatomy while breathing life into your sketches.

September | Sat & Sun: 1pm & 4 pm
No 1pm screening Saturday, September 28

This month, we are screening two Academy Award ®-winners from Walt Disney’s True-Life Adventures series. First, explore the world of Alaskan wildlife in Seal Island (1949), directed by Disney Legend James Algar. Then, be sure to stick around for Ben Sharpsteen’s Water Birds (1952) and experience the

Enjoy screenings of classic Disney films in our Fantasia-themed theater. Film tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis and must be purchased in-person at the Ticket Desk on the day of your visit. Please check our calendar on the day of your visit for the most up-to-date schedule, exceptions, and pricing. See a schedule of our upcoming films in list form here

May 16, 2019–Jan 6, 2020
Celebrate animation’s most beloved and recognizable character with this original exhibition. Explore Mickey’s influence on art and entertainment over the past nine decades and the story of his origin, rise to fame, and enduring world-wide appeal.
Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, & Sun | 2pm

Hop on a broom to Salem, Massachusetts this October in Disney Legend Kenny Ortega’s cult classic, Hocus Pocus. Join Max and his younger sister Dani as they attempt to defeat the Sanderson sister witches with help from Allison, Max’s high school crush; Binx, an immortal black cat; and Billy, a kind

Special Events
Sat, Oct 5 | 11am–4pm

Join us at The Walt Disney Family Museum to celebrate The Big Draw, the world’s largest drawing festival! Our annual, museum-wide family event will take place this year on October 5, celebrating Walt Disney’s varied contributions to visual arts. At this year’s event, join us for drawing sessions

Sat, Sep 28 | 1pm

Join Disneynature executive Paul Baribault as he discusses his own contributions to documentary filmmaking and public education, and explores how the Studios’ current Disneynature documentaries take inspiration from and strive to continue Walt’s original work on the True-Life Adventure series.

Mon, August 5

Due to an unforeseen power outage in the Presidio, The Walt Disney Family Museum is currently closed to the public. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Field Trips
Wed, Thu, & Fri | 10am–noon & 1–3pm

Thanks to our partnership with The Society of California Pioneers, located just steps away from the museum, students begin this program at The Society’s research library engaging with primary source materials, creating a narrative, and collecting images. The second half of their hands-on experience